I've been getting my shelves ready in the basement for winter. Winter will be upon us before you know it. I have a four shelf unit with lights where I put my houseplants. The cactus will go on one shelf. They have spent the summer on the front porch and I can see growth on them. My Christmas cactus have been next to the foundation of the house under the river birch. They look limp...I wonder if they will stiffen up. Does anyone know? Have any of yours done this? My amaryllis has grown. I plan to leave it in the same pot. I have to find the directions for care that I used last year. It worked and I had blooms and the plant had a new stalk. I have some amaryllis bulbs coming in October from American Meadows. They had them at 1/2 price...so I ordered them. Tomorrow I will start repotting and putting plants in the window. My wandering Jew has wandered. I planted a new pot of it and now I have two wandering down there :) It is warm down there, because Joe had a heating guy come out and put new ducts in the ceiling. I used to sit with my little fireplace turned on...pulled up next to my feet...to keep warm while I painted. Now it is warm and the plants don't like it so much. Oh, well..it's them or me. This year due to my not being able to drive :( I will be doing more painting. You can picture me in my warm cozy room with my garden behind me painting up a storm. Now I need wall space to hang things...
Balisha Does the Job
She went down to the basement.. things were in a disarray..
Cobwebs were hanging over.. the place that she once played.
The shelves were oh so empty and looking so forlorn..
She had to do something..but what she was so torn.
She got her trusty vacuum out and then began to clean..
The shelves and tables now took on a clean and shiny sheen.
The dust was flying everywhere..a dust cap on her head..
The plants were just there waiting, it truly can be said.
The Jew was just a wandering across the table's edge..
The cacti were together in a prickly little hedge.
The amaryllis needed rest.. she was so sleepy now..
The room was taking shape Balisha cleaned it all somehow.
She put the plants in order in their designated spots..
She took the terra cotta and put it with some pots.
And when the job was finished and she took off her dusty cap..
She laid the feather duster down and on her chair she sat.
It looked so all inviting this little room so dear..
The plants exclaimed together in one resounding cheer.
Hooray for Balisha and her trusty little mop..
She cleaned the room for us today and didn't even stop.